NBPA Camp: Louisville notebook day two

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – A few University of Louisville-related notes from the NBA Players Association top 100 camp at the University of Virginia. The camp ends its three-day run on Saturday afternoon.


Nashville, Tenn., native Jalen Lindsey, who will play his senior season at Huntington Prep, said he's still talking to Louisville.

But the 6-foot-7 Lindsey admitted it was "off and on with them."

Lindsey has visited U of L several times and appeared to have the Cards as a leader last winter. But since then Louisville picked up a commitment from Shaqquan Aaron, who is a similar player, and are recruiting others for the position.

"They talk to me every now and then," Lindsey said during NBA Players Association Top 100 camp. "But I haven't talked to coach (Rick) Pitino in a long time. Coach (Kevin) Keatts told me Shaqquan Aaron was more of a stretch four.

"Louisville is still in it. When I talk to them, its really good conversations. We'll just have to see, but they're not out of it."

Lindsey, who led Christ Presbyterian to a pair of state titles, averaged 19.3 points, 7.9 rebounds and 2.2 blocks as a junior. He has over 20 scholarship offers and said the process is "going just fine."

I want to go to a school I feel comfortable with and a school that needs me," he said. "I'll just have to wait and see what school that is."


Aquinas, Ga., senior guard Ahmed Hill already has more than 15 scholarship offers from schools all over the country.

And recently, the 6-foot-5 Hill added interest from Louisville.

Hill said the U of L staff called not long after seeing him at a recent EYBL event and said they wanted to get involved.

"They asked if they were too late and I said no," Hill said. "So, they said they were going to start getting into the mix."

Hill said he watched U of L in the run to the national title and noted how Rick Pitino let his guards play.

"They have great guards and they let them run free," he said. "They like to get out and go, and I like that style a lot."

Among his offers: Indiana, Marquette, Florida, Florida State, North Carolina State, Tennessee, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Missouri and Kansas. He said he's also heard from North Carolina and others.


One of the 2015 prospects on the radar for the Cardinals is Perry Dozier, a sharpshooter out of Columbia (S.C.) Spring Valley.

The 6-foot-5 Dozier said he hears the most from Indiana, North Carolina, Ohio State and Kansas but said he's telling coaches "it's still up in the air."

I'm just taking it slow," he said. "I enjoy being able to say I have colleges after me and offering me scholarships."

Dozier said he has talked with the U of L staff "quite often" in recent weeks, noting Keatts is who he has been speaking with from the staff.

"I'll just have to see," Dozier said about U of L's interest level.

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